Childhood's End

4.08 based on 80408 ratings & 2577 reviews on Goodreads.com

Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the 'Overlords' finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression.

Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely - and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child - and the truth of the Overlords' mission is finally revealed to the human race. . .

A classic of the science fiction genre, Childhood's End is an intelligent, beautifully written exploration of what it means to be human from the inimitable Arthur C. Clarke. Now adapted as a three-part miniseries on Sky.

A first-rate tour de force
The New York Times
Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . Clarke is a master
Los Angeles Times
As a science fiction writer, Clarke has all the essentials
The New Yorker

About Arthur C Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science-fiction author, who won innumerable international awards for his fiction and science writing. He was described by the New York Times as being 'awesomely informed about physics and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print.'

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